How is Wilson disease treated?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Because Wilson disease is a treatable, preventable psychosis, evaluate patients with abdominal pain and mental dysfunction for Wilson disease. Obtain ophthalmologic consultation for patients in whom Wilson disease is suspected. Check serum ceruloplasmin and the copper transporter gene in patients who may have Wilson disease.


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